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English Translation of Sentence

Years ago, when Tom's children were young, he used to take a lot of pictures.
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Vocabulary list

nannen
noun
  1. how many years; how long
  2. what year
mo
particle
  1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
  2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
mae
noun
  1. in front (of); before (e.g. a building)
noun, no adjective, adverb
  1. before; earlier; previously; prior; ago; (minutes) to (the hour)
noun, no adjective
  1. (the) front; frontal part; fore; head (e.g. of a line)
noun
  1. forward; ahead
  2. (in the) presence (of); in front (of someone)
no adjective
  1. previous (e.g. page); prior (e.g. engagement); first (e.g. half); former (e.g. example)
suffix
  1. portion; helping
noun
  1. front (of one's body or clothing); breast (of a coat, kimono, etc.)
  2. privates; private parts
  3. criminal record; previous conviction; (a) prior
kodomotachi
noun
  1. children
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not)
chiisai
i adjective
  1. small; little; tiny
  2. slight; below average (in degree, amount, etc.); minor; small
  3. low (e.g. sound); soft (e.g. voice)
  4. unimportant; petty; insignificant; trifling; trivial
  5. young; juvenile
koro
noun, adverb, noun, used as a suffix
  1. (approximate) time; around; about; toward
  2. suitable time (or condition)
  3. time of year; season
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
takusan
no adjective, na adjective, noun, adverb
  1. a lot; lots; plenty; many; a large number; much; a great deal; a good deal
  2. enough; sufficient
noun, used as a suffix
  1. enough; too many; too much
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
shashinwotoru
expression, godan verb
  1. to take a picture
shashin
noun
  1. photograph; photo; picture; snapshot; snap
  2. moving picture; movie
wo
particle
  1. indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
toru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to take (a photo)
  2. to record (video, audio, etc.); to make (a film)
mono
noun
  1. thing; object; article; stuff; substance
  2. one's things; possessions; property; belongings
  3. things; something; anything; everything; nothing
  4. quality
  5. reason; the way of things
  6. used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc.; used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense); used to indicate a general tendency; used to indicate something that should happen
noun, used as a suffix
  1. item classified as ...; item related to ...; work in the genre of ...
  2. cause of ...; cause for ...
prefix
  1. somehow; somewhat; for some reason
  2. really; truly
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do

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